Behavior Health News

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4/13/2010
Kids With Rare Condition Lack Racial Prejudice

Children with Williams syndrome have no social fear and appear open, friendly to all, researchers say

4/12/2010
Many With Serious Eating Disorders Could Go Undiagnosed

Too-rigid guidelines miss urgent cases of anorexia, bulimia, researchers say

4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/10/2010
Shyness May Be Rooted in Brain Processing

Scans show sensitive and non-sensitive folks process input differently

4/9/2010
Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD

Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

4/9/2010
Nicotine Withdrawal Can Complicate Hospital Care

More attention should be paid to prevention and treatment, expert says

4/7/2010
Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.

Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

4/5/2010
Brain Glitch May Raise Some Girls' Odds of Depression

Study finds neural deficit in processing rewards and pleasure

4/3/2010
Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds

Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

4/2/2010
Short-Term Gains Get in the Way of Good Decisions

Holding out for long-term benefits is difficult, study finds

4/2/2010
Calling a Food 'Healthy' May Make You Hungrier

If you feel forced to eat salad now, you may raid the fridge later, study finds

4/2/2010
Those Who Enjoy Life More Likely to Be Happy at Work

The secret to job satisfaction is an overall sense of well-being, research suggests

4/2/2010
Seeing Letter 'F' May Lower Test Scores

Conversely, viewing an 'A' beforehand upped students' grades, study found

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/31/2010
Powerful People Often Too Optimistic About Task Time

Many underestimate how long it takes to get things done, research shows

3/31/2010
For Vast Majority, Driving and Cell Phones Don't Mix

Only small percentage, dubbed 'supertaskers,' can do both safely, study finds

3/29/2010
Blood Gives Clues to 'Executive Thinking' Problems

High levels of C-reactive protein may affect decision-making and self-control

3/29/2010
Scientists Tweak Subjects' Brains to Alter Their Moral Choices

Experiment helps show how and where these decisions are made

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/26/2010
Big Smiles, Longer Lives?

Folks with widest grins in photos outlived others, suggesting happiness extends life

3/26/2010
Heavy Daily Drinking Linked to Worse Health

But moderate alcohol use tied to better lifestyle habits, study finds

3/25/2010
Chronic Disease Linked to Less Internet Usage

Healthy people more likely to gather information online, survey finds

3/25/2010
Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks

They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

3/24/2010
Brain's 'Moral Outrage' Center Pinpointed

People with damage to a neural center for emotions don't get angry at would-be criminals, study finds

3/23/2010
Weight Counseling Plus Drug Helps Women Quit Smoking

When shedding pounds is an issue, combo treatment found to boost success

3/23/2010
Even in 'Last Supper,' Portion Sizes Have Grown

Comparison of paintings shows bigger helpings over time, researchers say

3/23/2010
Humans' Tree-Dwelling Ancestors May Have Also Walked Upright

Bipedalism possible more than 3 million years ago, findings suggest

3/22/2010
Motherhood a Buffer Against Suicide

Study shows that risk declines as number of children rises

3/20/2010
Sleep Loss, Marijuana Use Linked in Teen Social Networks

Kids at risk when poor health behaviors spread among friends, study finds

3/18/2010
Gene Sequences May Make You Unique

Focusing on genes alone will yield incomplete picture, scientists say

3/17/2010
'Gaming' Sends Boys' Test Scores Sliding

Study finds they spend less time on academics with video-game systems at home

3/16/2010
Psychopaths' Brains May Focus Solely on Reward

Scanning study suggests fixation on achieving goals, regardless of consequences

3/15/2010
Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity

But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

3/12/2010
Is Kindness Contagious?

Spirit of generosity multiplies and persists, researchers find

3/12/2010
Bad Behavior in Youth Linked to Chronic Pain Later in Life

Childhood response to stress could lead to lasting problems, researchers say

3/11/2010
Online Dating as Honest as Real Life

When fibs are told, men and women do so about equally, researchers say

3/10/2010
Alcoholics' Relapses Better Understood

Brain mechanism could be key, and an existing drug might help, scientists say

3/5/2010
Anti-Drinking Ads That Engender Guilt May Not Work

Unintended effect can lead to more, not less, use, study finds

3/3/2010
You Can't Exercise Away TV's Toll on the Heart

Heavy screen time in youth means trouble by mid-40s, despite activity levels, study finds

3/2/2010
Screen Time May Take a Toll on Kids' Relationships

More hours spent in front of TV, computer linked to less bonding with peers, parents, researchers say

3/2/2010
A Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Feeling good about yourself can lower your risk more than twofold, study suggests

3/1/2010
Obesity and Depression: A Vicious Circle?

Study finds that one encourages the other, but early intervention can help

3/1/2010
It's Not Always Women and Children First

Comparison of Titanic and Lusitania found passengers' behavior was dictated by amount of time to cope

3/1/2010
Health Tip: Introduce Your Child to Music

Here's how your youngster could benefit

2/23/2010
Happy People More Likely to Try Something New

Familiar things may comfort those feeling blue, but are boring for those in a positive mood, study finds

2/22/2010
Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks

More than half expect symptoms before diagnosis, survey finds

2/22/2010
More Bars Equals More Assaults, Study Finds

As number of outlets for buying booze increases, so does neighborhood violence, research shows

2/18/2010
Tired Teens Prone to Car Crashes

Italian study shows sleepy students drive anyway and get into accidents

2/17/2010
Brain Scan Shows What Beauty is Worth

Research reveals how people rate attractiveness and decide its value